To enter the Black Temple you need the [Medallion of Karabor]. This item is rewarded after completing Neutral 15 [70] A Distraction for Akama.

As of Patch 2.4, this attunement will not be needed to gain access to the Black Temple. Players completing (or having completed) the old attunement chains for both Black Temple and Mount Hyjal gain the title Hand of A'dal. Access to the Medallion of Karabor and the Band of Eternity still can only be gained by completing the respective attunement quests.

The questline continues after that, allowing you to upgrade the medallion to [Blessed Medallion of Karabor]. This allows the bearer to teleport itself to the Black Temple's gates from anywhere in the worlds.


The following quest chain needs to be completed for attunement into the Black Temple:

  • Neutral 15 [70] Tablets of Baa'ri: Collect 12 Baa'ri tablet fragments from the ground and Ashtongue workers at the Ruins of Baa'ri for the Aldor/Scryers people.
  • Neutral 15 [70] Oronu the Elder: Kill Oronu the Elder and take his Orders from Akama.
  • Neutral 15 [70] The Ashtongue Corruptors: Obtain the fragments of the Medallion of Karabor, held by the Ashtongue Corruptors. This is from the quest log: "Haalum, Corruptor of Air, can be found at Netherwing Pass. Eykenen and Uylaru, Corruptors of Earth and Fire, were last seen at the Fel Pits near the Hand of Gul'dan. Lakaan, Corruptor of Water, is rumored to be near Coilskar Point."
  • Neutral 15 [70] The Warden's Cage: Go to the Warden's Cage, and speak with Sanoru, one of the Ashtongue Deathsworn.
  • Neutral 15 [70] Proof of Allegiance: Kill the satyr Zandras. He walks along the walls around the Warden's Cage.
  • Neutral 15 [70] Akama: Speak to Akama. He is in a portion of the Warden's Cage accessed by a passage under the pool of water at the end of the room.
  • Neutral 15 [70D] Seer Udalo: Akama tells you that the pieces of the Medallion of Karabor you found were a mere replica, and he has the real thing. The final piece is missing, but one of his seers, Udalo, knows where it is. Udalo has been captured by Kael'thas and is being held in the Arcatraz. He is dead, but find his body anyway.
  • Neutral 15 [70] A Mysterious Portent: Upon finding Udalo, you receive the next quest: Apparently the word "ata'mal" is written on the ground near him. Return to Akama.
  • Neutral 15 [70] The Ata'mal Terrace: Go to the Ata'mal Terrace - the northern battlement of the Black Temple, crawling with fel orcs - and kill Shadowlord Deathwail and his warlocks. Deathwail has the crystal you need to obtain - the Heart of Fury. Bring it back to Akama.

25 Man Content

  • Neutral 15 [70] A Distraction for Akama Ensure that Akama and Maiev enter the Black Temple in Shadowmoon Valley after Xi'ri's forces create a distraction. You now receive the Medallion of Karabor which is required to enter the Black Temple.
  • Neutral 15 [70R] Redemption of the Ashtongue Help Akama wrest control back of his soul by defeating the Shade of Akama inside the Black Temple. Return to Seer Kanai when you've completed this task.

Quest progression

  1. Neutral 15 [70] Tablets of Baa'ri
  2. Neutral 15 [70] Oronu the Elder
  3. Neutral 15 [70] The Ashtongue Corruptors
  4. Neutral 15 [70] The Warden's Cage
  5. Neutral 15 [70] Proof of Allegiance
  6. Neutral 15 [70] Akama
  7. Neutral 15 [70] Seer Udalo
  8. Neutral 15 [70] A Mysterious Portent
  9. Neutral 15 [70] The Ata'mal Terrace
  10. Neutral 15 [70] Akama's Promise
  11. Neutral 15 [70] The Secret Compromised
  12. Neutral 15 [70R] Ruse of the Ashtongue
  13. Neutral 15 [70R] An Artifact From the Past
  14. Neutral 15 [70] The Hostage Soul
  15. Neutral 15 [70] Entry Into the Black Temple
  16. Neutral 15 [70] A Distraction for Akama
  17. Neutral 15 [70R] Seek Out the Ashtongue
  18. Neutral 15 [70R] Redemption of the Ashtongue
  19. Neutral 15 [70R] The Fall of the Betrayer
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